Emerging Affinities

Possible Futures of Performative Arts

Edited by Mateusz Borowski, Mateusz Chaberski, and Małgorzata Sugiera

Transcript-Verlag

Emerging Affinities

Pub Date: March 2020

ISBN: 9783837649062

264 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Emerging Affinities

Possible Futures of Performative Arts

Edited by Mateusz Borowski, Mateusz Chaberski, and Małgorzata Sugiera

Transcript-Verlag

This volume is a response to the growing need for new methodological approaches to the rapidly changing landscape of new forms of performative practices. The authors address a host of contemporary phenomena situated at the crossroads between science and fiction which employ various media and merge live participation with mediated hybrid experiences at both affective and cognitive level. All essays collected here move across disciplinary divisions in order to provide an account of these new tendencies, thus providing food for thought for a wide readership ranging from performative studies to the social sciences, philosophy and cultural studies.

About the Author

Mateusz Borowski is a Professor at the Department of Performativity Studies at Jagiellonian University, Kraków. He holds a PhD from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and Jagiellonian University in Kraków. His main areas of interest are history and sociology of science, and counterfactual narratives in historiography and memory studies.

Mateusz Chaberski is a PhD student at the Department of Performativity Studies at Jagiellonian University, Kraków. In 2016, he won a scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science for innovative research in the Humanities. His academic interests range from performance studies to affect and assemblage theories and Anthropocene studies. He is also acquisitions editor at Jagiellonian University Press.

Małgorzata Sugiera is a Full Professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakw, Poland, and Head of the Department of Performativity Studies. Having taught in Germany, France, Switzerland and Brazil, she has been a Research Fellow for multiple international foundations. Her research concentrates on performative arts and memory, gender and queer studies as well as performativity and materiality, particularly in the context of the history of sciences.